Document Management

SharePoint 2007

With the new document management components of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Products and Technologies no longer simply provide a platform for document collaboration. Office SharePoint Server 2007 becomes a full-featured solution for managing business documents.

Enhanced features for document management

The following table describes the new components.

Component Description

InfoPath Workflow Forms (new)


Enhancement and extension of the workflow development framework in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Offers access the entire range of workflow development options in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, as well as use Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 to create forms that can be hosted inside of Microsoft Office system client applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as on the server.

Document Information Panel (new)


Makes editing document properties an integral part of the 2007 Microsoft Office system document authoring experience. Encourages users to enter and update properties associated with each type of business document.

Document Converters (new)


Custom executable files that take a document of one file type, and generate a copy of that file in another file type. Office SharePoint Server 2007 includes an extensible framework to enable custom document converters for the document libraries in a given Web application.

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